Connor McDavid He walked away from Monday’s NHL Awards with two new trophies, bringing his total to four in his sensational 2022-23 season. However, according to one voter, he was not even fit to be a member. Final for one.
After edmonton oilers The captain received the Hart Trophy for league MVP, the voting totals were made public, and one person – Specifically Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Thought McDavid not only doesn’t deserve the title, he deserves fifth place as well.
Some seasons, the race for Hart is so tight that no one really knows how it will go. This was not the case this year. McDavid scored a career-high 153 points – a total not seen since Mario Lemieux scored 160 30 years earlier – and led the league with 64 goals, his most since Alex Ovechkin Scored 65 runs in the 2007–08 season.
In 82 games this regular season, no one came even close to what McDavid was doing, and every single poller thought he deserved the Hart title. One hundred and ninety-nine people put the sensational center first on their ballot, but Rorabaugh decided not to do so.
Instead, he performed exceptionally Boston Bruins winger to David Pastor His first place vote. The 27-year-old had a great season, scoring 61 goals and making 52 assists, but Pasternak himself probably would have voted for McDavid.
Along with the nearly unanimous Hart Trophy, McDavid also received the Ted Lindsay Award for the league’s most outstanding player, as voted on by the players. In addition to the two awards on Monday, McDavid earned the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in points and the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league in goals.